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Chief of staff retirement prompts some Rockdale County school system changes

Members of the Rockdale County Board of Education and the superintendent’s cabinet gave retiring Chief Operating Officer Eugene Baker a standing ovation at Thursday night’s board meeting, Baker’s final meeting before beginning his retirement.

Acuity Brands expansion in Rockdale County back on track

The Acuity Brands expansion, which was in doubt earlier this month due to a disagreement over tax incentives, appears to be back on track, although the tax incentive offer remains unchanged.

Rockdale County's ethics ordinance to return for more debate

Rockdale County’s ethics ordinance will be on the county’s agenda yet again next week as Post 2 Commissioner JaNice Van Ness works to push through changes in the way members of the Ethics Board are appointed.

Rockdale Commissioners say they won't support more holidays for workers

Rockdale County Chief of Staff Gerald Sanders made a pitch Tuesday for more holiday time for county employees, but two commissioners batted it down.

Rockdale County code enforcement becomes budget topic

Rockdale commissioners zeroed in on code enforcement and dilapidated properties that have blighted the community for years during discussion of the proposed 2015 budget Tuesday.

Rockdale Chairman Richard Oden challenges CREDC director Marty Jones during budget discussion

Rockdale Commission Chairman Richard Oden took aim at the executive director of the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council during budget hearings Tuesday, prompting an angry apology by Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt for the chairman’s behavior.

Rockdale Board of Education sets budget calendar

The calendar shows it’s still 2014, but administrators with Rockdale County Public Schools are already working on a budget calendar for the the fiscal year 2016 budget.

Turf projects could displace Rockdale County high school graduations

Horse park stadium is likely alternate site

Plans to replace the turf at Rockdale County’s three high school football stadiums will likely mean a new location for graduation ceremonies in the spring.

Rockdale Board of Education to consider two calendar options for 2015-16 school year

Two calendar options for the 2015-2016 school year are on the table for consideration by the Rockdale County Board of Education.

Georgia Supreme Court denies appeal for new trial in Newton County murder case

The Georgia Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Newton County man convicted in 2008 in the shooting death of his wife.

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